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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tangipahoa River near Kentwood are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Osyka Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Amite
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.35 ft on 08/12/2016
(2) 17.50 ft on 01/25/1990
(3) 17.20 ft on 04/06/1983
(4) 17.10 ft on 01/21/1993
(5) 16.89 ft on 08/31/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.26 ft on 04/20/2019
(2) 12.00 ft on 01/29/2018
(3) 11.19 ft on 04/04/2017
(4) 18.35 ft on 08/12/2016
(5) 16.30 ft on 08/12/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 09/10/1992
(2) 2.01 ft on 10/15/2018
(3) 2.06 ft on 07/06/2009
(4) 2.08 ft on 08/01/2019
(5) 2.12 ft on 08/11/2008
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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17.5 Flood of Record occurred on January 25, 1990. Primary and secondary roads and bridges from Highway 51 east to the river will be closed by high water. Evacuation of the area between Highway 51 and the river should be complete. Highway 1054 bridge will be under water. Evacuation to higher ground for persons in low lying areas is recommended.
16.5 Highway 1054 bridge will be under water. Inundation of secondary roads east of Highway 51 is likely and several homes will be threatened. Evacuation to higher ground for persons in low-lying areas is recommended. There will be water on Louisiana Highway 440.
16 Inundation of secondary roads east of Highway 51 is likely and several homes will be threatened. Evacuation to higher ground for persons in low-lying areas is recommended. Louisiana Highway 1054 bridge will be threatened by strong current carrying debris. There will be water on Highway 440.
15.5 Evacuation of farm animals and farming equipment from the flood plain to higher ground is recommended. There will be water on Louisiana Highway 1054. Secondary roads off Highway 1054 and Highway 51 may be closed. Several homes east of Highway 51 will be threatened.
14.5 There will be water on Louisiana Highway 1054. Secondary roads off Highway 1054 and Highway 51 may be closed. Several homes east of Highway 51 will be threatened. Pasture land, woodlands, and farms in low lying areas will be flooded.
14 Pasture land, woodlands, and farms in low lying areas will be flooded.
13 Water will invade the commercial property adjacent to the river

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